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Director, Engineering and Programs

Ann Arbor, Michigan · Architecture/Engineering

ENDRA Life Sciences (Nasdaq: NDRA) has a high-impact opportunity for someone who thrives on medical technology innovation. We have 89 intellectual property assets in our portfolio, and have developed methods and devices for deep tissue thermoacoustic imaging that will directly enhance the capabilities of ultrasound imaging and address areas of high unmet clinical need at the point of care. Do you want to be at the forefront of innovation with us?

We are seeking an experienced, high bandwidth leader, with domain expertise in high speed electronics and systems integration, to lead the engineering team and programs at ENDRA. The Director of Engineering and Programs will lead programs to include domain experts in the areas of: ultrasound transducers, high speed data acquisition, RF power electronics, systems engineering, image reconstruction, phased array antenna design, software, operations and regulatory matters. This position will work directly with the VP of Engineering and CTO and system architect in developing technology and product roadmaps, and a multi-generational product development plan.

As a leader in a fast paced, early stage, high-growth company, you will have accountability for all development programs. Qualified candidates will have substantial experience in the areas of: program planning, operations, and program execution, in the development of new technologies spanning the delivery of a reference design to pre-production samples. Demonstrated ability to lead development programs and deliver on: budget, timeline, design specification, and quality metric commitments is required. 

Role and Responsibility

Lead a cross-functional team in hardware/software engineering, RA-QA, and operations. Identify, and recruit, develop and retain engineering resources as needed.

Ownership of ENDRA’s Multi Generational Product Development (MGPD) plan.

Execution control and reporting for all engineering programs, resource, and budget planning and delivery(hardware, software and integrated systems).

Lead Quality and Regulatory resources to develop and execute regulatory and quality strategies supporting global MGPD.

Lead operations staff responsible for vendor fulfillment, inventory, and customer fulfillment and service 

Execution control for programs outsourced to: contractors, consultants, partners and suppliers 

Cultivate internal relationships at the corporate and facility level to gain support and participation in initiatives

Site leader for Ann Arbor, MI headquarters overseeing daily office operations with direct and cross-functional staff.

 

Education & Experience Requirements:

Bachelors of Engineering, Science, or Computer Science. Masters’ degree preferred.

5+ years experience in leading medical device product development teams

Track record of hiring, leading, and empowering top talent to meet program and company goals 

Track record of delivering on commitments, timelines, budgets and quality metrics.

experience in managing engineering programs with multiple sub-systems.

High bandwidth, strong leadership with ability to scale to manage operations and site leadership.

Demonstrated technical leadership, including creative problem solving. Ability to provide technical and operational leadership at various organizational levels.

Competence in financial analysis.  

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Role is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Entrepreneurial spirit: Ability to work in low-structure, tight-resource environment of early stage, high-growth company.

Experience with full lifecycle program management (program planning, implementation, execution control, through production readiness).

Ability to travel overnight, at least twice a month (E.g., supplier visits).

Work with a sense of urgency: Leads and motivates the team to deliver on development milestone commitments. 

Process oriented with strong operating mechanisms.

Ability to create and deliver executive materials for decision making.

Demonstrates clear and thoughtful communication.

Demonstrates risk retirement analysis and implementation

ENDRA’s mission is to commercialize globally accessible technologies that will transform point of care disease detection and diagnosis, and the monitoring of therapies. Specifically with our employees, we focus on attracting, developing and retaining the best talent for our business, challenging our people, demonstrating a “can-do” attitude and fostering a collaborative and mutually supportive environment.

ENDRA is not for everyone … fast-paced, hard work, exciting challenges, lean resources, highly collaborative, and leading the industry on a path toward making a significant impact in the medical device field!

Compensation is competitive with base salary, annual performance-based bonuses, and long term incentives tied to company success (our stock started trading on NASDAQ in May 2017).

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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